With the success of the recent 9/12 protests the left is running scared. The Democratic Party needs the collective eyes of the nation to be taken off the ball if they have any hope of sliding what they are pitching across the plate. Some Democrats and media simply try to ignore what happened, either under-reporting the size and scope of the protests, or going on the Sunday morning talk shows and calling the protesters wrong and in the minority. The new media is all over the story of both the 9/12 protests and the main stream medias attempt to downplay and under report the tea party events.
Joe Wilson’s outburst during the joint session is also being latched on to by some Democrats in an attempt to divert attention from the success of the 9/12 project and now there is talk of censure. This will get lots of main stream media attention and there will be little talk on Capitol Hill about limited government or tea parties.
Race has always been a good “go to” play for the far left and now is no different. Maureen Dowd opined that the reason that Wilson dared say such a thing was that he couldn’t take the fact that the president is black. The White House has rejected that argument and accepted Wilson’s apology, but that isn’t good enough for house democrats. Perhaps if the House spends the next week discussing race, censure, and Wilson they won’t have to discuss health care, taxes, or cap and trade.
President Obama said when discussing Wilson’s apology “we have to get to the point where we can have a conversation about big, important issues that matter to the American people without vitriol, without name-calling without the assumption of the worst in other people’s motives”. How much vitriol versus conversation do you think we will see on the house floor or in the media regarding Wilson’s slip? Will we have a national conversation about being respectful to the president and call out the democrats who cried “no” and booed President Bush? Doubtful.